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Any feedback on Tune road hubs?(8 posts)

Any feedback on Tune road hubs?Leak
May 8, 2002 8:12 AM
Tune's website is kind of lame as it just lists information without telling you which hubs are road vs. mtb specific.

Anybody have any experience with these hubs on road wheels?


re: Any feedback on Tune road hubs?Leak
May 8, 2002 8:20 AM
Whoops, my bad...I didn't scroll down far enough on the Tune website, they have all the technical information that I'm looking for.

Still interested in other people's real world experiences with these hubs!


re: Any feedback on Tune road hubs?mpm32
May 8, 2002 10:23 AM
you're asking because the wheels you ordered with am classic hubs have some production problems and they are going to be replaced with Tune hubs, right? I'm in the same boat as you. I ordered from the same place. Did some research; The am classic bearings aren't highly regarded. Opinions on tune are limited as it appears that they just started importing them to the US. The ones I did find say the tune hubs are very nice hubs. Better bearings and lighter weight plus they're made in Germany - I think - not Asia. We'll have to see when we get them but, I think they'll be pretty good.
re: Any feedback on Tune road hubs?mpm32
May 8, 2002 10:49 AM
Plus, Ulrich rode zipp rims w/ tune hubs off of the cliff in the Tour last year. So, if he's riding them.....
re: same boatcollinsc
May 8, 2002 6:27 PM
mike gave me a call earlier this evening as well. I believe i'll be switching to the Tune as well. What sort of setup are you having built? what front hub?

re: same boatmpm32
May 9, 2002 5:55 AM
28 radial on the front w/ the tune hub, 28 3x drive 2x non drive tune on back laced to am classics 350 rims. Wheelsmith Aero 15 spokes. I was looking for light and stiff for racing. I hope to get them soon. I have some big races coming up (big to me) that I would like to use them in. I'm fine with the switch from the am classic hubs, I keep reading that the new ones aren't made as nicely as the older ones.
re: Any feedback on Tune road hubs?Leak
May 8, 2002 7:56 PM
Yup, that's the boat that I'm riding in! I know that Tune has a reputation (at least on the MTB side of things) as producing incredibly light components, but I don't have any feedback as to durability.

I'm also a little bummed that, given their recent arrival in the states, there doesn't appear to be much choice in drillings, color, etc.

I'm not sure now what I'm going to do...


Strong reputation for quality productsniednagl
May 9, 2002 8:39 AM
As someone who spent the better half of the last decade living and riding in Germany, I can say that Tune has a local reputation for making good, light stuff.

My longtime training partner has used Tune bottom brackets, seatposts and seats on his road and cross-country bikes for years. He weighs 190 lbs, and has never had a problem.

As for importers, there you'll just have to take your chances. I've had some pretty hellacious experiences with German importers of American components, so if you're worried about warranty/customer service, research the importer.

Good luck!